c Graduate Degree Program Completer Survey (2023) The College of Education would like your feedback of your graduate experience to drive our future efforts to effectively prepare advanced degree program seekers and to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing the COE to provide you with what we believe a quality Advanced Degree Program. We have developed a survey that will assist us in making continuous improvement in our program, to ensure that our Completers are well prepared to continue as educators. Your responses are anonymous and confidential. Your name is not attached to your comments. We would be most appreciative if you would take the time to respond to the following questions. Thank you in advance for your responses. *This survey is adapted from the Graduate Exit Survey (GEMS) from UNCGA. Degree Awarded/Expected -Kimberly will send list Ed.D. - Higher Education Ed.D. - P12/Superintendency MSA MSA - Add-on Licensure M.Ed. - Elementary Education, K6 M.A.T. - Elementary Education (Math, Science, or Language Arts Specialty Area) M.Ed. - Reading Education, K12 M.Ed. - Middle Grades, Language Arts M.Ed. - Middle Grades, Mathematics M.Ed. - Middle Grades, Science M.A.T. - Middle Grades, Language Arts M.A.T. - Middle Grades, Mathematics M.A.T. - Middle Grades, Science M.A.T. - Secondary Education, Biology M.A.T. - Secondary Education, Mathematics M.A.T. - Secondary Education, Sociology M.Ed. - Secondary Education, Biology M.Ed. - Secondary Education, Mathematics M.Ed. - Secondary Education, Sociology M.Ed. - Special Education, K12 (Current License) M.Ed. - Special Education, K12 (Current License in Education, not Special Education) M.A.T. - Special Education, General Curriculum, K12 Graduation or Expected Graduation date (semester and year) Culminating scholarly product (Kimberly may send more to add.) EDUC 698 LCP Webfolio EDUC 697 edTPA Portfolio LFCC Project Capstone MBA Project Internship/clinical experience EDUC 630/641 Case Study EDUC 610 ABC Project Other Explain "other":Were you working before entering this program? Yes No Employment before entering this program was: Full-time teacher Military-connected work Worked for a corporation Other Please specify "other." Describe your current employment.How closely is your post-graduate employment, if any, related to your graduate field of study at Fayetteville State University? Would you say... Directly related Somewhat related Not related I have no post-graduate employment Which reason below best explains why you took post-graduate employment that was not related to your graduate field of study by your choice or not? I could not find positions to apply for in my graduate field of study I was not offered any positions related to my graduate field of study I could not find positions related to my graduate field of study which paid enough My career goals have changed Overall, how would you rate the quality of:Your academic experience at Fayetteville State UniversityPoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentYour overall experience at Fayetteville State UniversityPoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentAs a result of your graduate education at Fayetteville State University, how well prepared are you to practice in your discipline or profession? Very prepared Prepared Neither prepared nor unprepared Unprepared Very unprepared Please provide comments for your answer from above here:Please rate the relevance of any experiential preparation required in your degree program to your professional goals: Internship: On-the-job training experience including some responsibilities and expectations of full-time employees Practicum/Clinical Experience: Supervised practical application in a field of study InternshipN/APoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentPracticum/Clinical ExperienceN/APoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentPlease rate the quality of support you were provided during your graduate education in the following areas:Financial supportN/APoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentInformation technology (IT) resourcesN/APoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentYour personal work space (e.g., desk or office)N/APoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentLibrary and electronic research resourcesN/APoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentUniversity career servicesN/APoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentDescribe any other help you recieved from the HBCU Master's Program grant.Describe any internships you completed while in the program.Were you a graduate assistant (GA) at any time during your graduate studies? Yes No Select all sources of funding applied to your graduate studies Assistanship Fellowship/Scholarship Grant Federal student loans Private loans Personal funds (savings) Family funds (spouse/parent/other) Employer tuition support/benefit Military/veteran benefit Other Jackie: change to all that apply. Click and drag the sources which have contributed to your total support package from most support to least support.AssistantshipFellowship/ScholarshipHBCU Master's Program GrantFederal student loansPrivate loansPersonal funds (savings)Family funds (spouse/parent/other)Employer tuition support/benefitMilitary/veteran benefitOtherFaculty Please rate your overall satisfaction with each of the following:Overall quality of instructionPoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentOpportunity for interaction with facultyPoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentQuality of advisingPoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentQuality of mentorshipPoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentProfessional Preparation Please rate your overall satisfaction with each of the following:Opportunities for leadership and/or professional developmentN/aPoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentCareer and vocational guidance and preparationN/aPoorFairGoodVery GoodExcellentPlease provide comments:If you have received or participated in any of the following professional development activities during your graduate experience, mark your level of satisfaction if you engaged in the listed activity. Include activities offered from any unit on campus (e.g., your department, the Graduate School, etc.)Received formal or informal training on interviewing skills and resume writingDid not participateVery dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedNeutralSomewhat satisfiedVery satisfiedReceived information or advice on career options within academiaDid not participateVery dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedNeutralSomewhat satisfiedVery satisfiedReceived information or advice on career options outside academiaDid not participateVery dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedNeutralSomewhat satisfiedVery satisfiedHad assistance in developing professional contacts outside your programDid not participateVery dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedNeutralSomewhat satisfiedVery satisfiedWhat are some key skills or knowledge you have gained from your graduate program? Critical thinking and problem-solving skills Advanced knowledge in my specific field of study Research methodology and techniques Leadership and teamwork skills Technical skills relevant to my field (coding, lab techniques, software, etc.) Project management and organization skills Networking and interpersonal communication skills Ethical decision-making and professionalism Adaptability and ability to work under pressure Knowledge of academic writing and presentation Understanding of global and cultural perspectives Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies Other Other (please specify) How useful did you find your Semester HBCU STEM Scholar seminars?Not at all usefulSomewhat usefulNeutralSomewhat usefulVery usefulAdditional comments about the STEM Scholars Seminars:Did the program offer any mental health support during the pandemic? Yes Somewhat No If yes, how did these supports positively affect your mental health?What was your favorite aspect of your graduate program? Why?What was your least favorite aspect of your graduate program? Why?If you could change one thing about your graduate program, what would it be?